|Full name||Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna|
|Nickname(s)||WKS, Wojskowi (Military)|
|Founded||1947 (18 March 1946)|
|Ground||Stadion Miejski, Wrocław, Poland|
|Website||Club home page|
Śląsk Wrocław (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɕlɔ̃sk ˈvrɔt͡swaf]) is a Polish football club based in Wrocław that plays in Ekstraklasa, the highest level of the Polish football league system. The club was founded in 1947 and has competed under many names since then; adopting the name Śląsk Wrocław ten years after their foundation. In 1977, Śląsk Wrocław won the Polish league championship for the first time. The club has also won the Polish Cup twice, the Polish SuperCup twice and the Ekstraklasa Cup once. The club's home is Stadion Miejski, a 42,771 capacity stadium in Wrocław which was one of the host venues during UEFA Euro 2012. Club previously played at Olympic Stadium and Stadion Oporowska.
Śląsk Wrocław is ranked 9th in the Ekstraklasa all time table.
The club has had many names since its foundation in 1947. They are listed below;
- 1947 – Pionier Wrocław
- 1949 – Legia Wrocław
- 1950 – Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Wrocław
- 1951 – Okręgowy Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Wrocław
- 1957 – Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław
- 1997 – Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Sportowa Spółka Akcyjna
- Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna
Śląsk is the Polish name of Silesia, the historical region in which Wrocław is located.
- Polish Cup
- Winner (2): 1975–76, 1986–87
- Runner-up (1): 2012–13
- Ekstraklasa Cup
- Winner (1): 2009
- Polish SuperCup
- Winner (2): 1987, 2012
They are among the largest supporter movements in Poland. They are one of the precursors football supporters in Poland (in the early 70). Silesia supporters call themselves Nobles from Wrocław (Polish: Szlachta z Wrocławia). In the 1980s many of the club's fans were active in the Solidarity and Fighting Solidarity movement which were fighting the communist regime in Poland. It is therefore not unusual to see anticommunist and patriotic slogans on the stands. The Nobles from Wrocław tend to have right-wing views and is hostile to homosexuals.
They have a friendship with Lechia Gdańsk, Wisła Kraków (Three Kings of Great Cities, Polish: Trzej Królowie Wielkich Miast), Motor Lublin, Miedź Legnica and Czech SFC Opava. They also have a good relationship with the Ferencvárosi TC fans.
The Municipal Stadium in Wrocław, Poland, is the highest fourth category football (soccer) stadium built for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The Stadium is located on aleja Śląska in the western part of the city (Pilczyce district). It is the home stadium of the Śląsk Wrocław football team playing in the Polish T-Mobile Ekstraklasa. The stadium has a capacity of 42,771 spectators, all seated and all covered. The Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw is the largest arena in Ekstraklasa and the third largest in the country (after National Stadium and Silesia Stadium). Stadium construction began in April 2009 and was completed in September 2011. Stadium opening took place at 10 September 2011 with boxing fight between Tomasz Adamek and Vitali Klitschko for WBC heavyweight title. First football match between Śląsk Wrocław and Lechia Gdańsk was played on 10 October 2011. Śląsk won this match 1–0 and Johan Voskamp was first goalscorer on the new stadium.
Śląsk Wrocław in Europe
Śląsk Wrocław's score is shown first in each case
- 1R: First round
- 2R: Second round
- 3R: Third round
- 1Q: First qualifying round
- 2Q: Second qualifying round
- 3Q: Third qualifying round
- PO: Play-off round
- QF: Quarter-finals
- As of 1 July, 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Had international caps for their respective countries.
- Karel Finek (1958)
- Vilém Lugr (1959)
- Artur Woźniak (1969–70)
- Władysław Żmuda (1971–77)
- Orest Lenczyk (1979–81)
- Henryk Apostel (Oct 10, 1984–June 30, 1988)
- Alojzy Łysko (1988)
- Tadeusz Pawłowski (Oct 6, 1992–May 10, 1993)
- Stanisław Świerk (1993–95)
- Wiesław Wojno (July 1, 1996–March 11, 1997)
- Jerzy Kasalik (March 11, 1997–Sept 21, 1997)
- Grzegorz Kowalski (July 1, 1998–Dec 20, 1998)
- Wojciech Łazarek (Dec 21, 1998–Nov 3, 1999)
- Władysław Łach (July 3, 2000–April 10, 2001)
- Janusz Wójcik (April 10, 2001–June 7, 2001)
- Marian Putyra (June 7, 2001–Aug 24, 2001)
- Petr Nemec (Aug 24, 2001–March 25, 2002)
- Marian Putyra (March 25, 2002–June 30, 2003)
- Grzegorz Kowalski (July 1, 2003–Sept 30, 2004)
- Ryszard Tarasiewicz (Sept 29, 2004–June 28, 2006)
- Luboš Kubík (July 6, 2006–Oct 2, 2006)
- Jan Żurek (Oct 2, 2006–June 18, 2007)
- Ryszard Tarasiewicz (June 19, 2007–Sept 22, 2010)
- Paweł Barylski (interim) (Sept 22, 2010–Sept 27, 2010)
- Orest Lenczyk (Sept 27, 2010–Aug 31, 2012)
- Paweł Barylski (interim) (Aug 31, 2012–Sept 3, 2012)
- Stanislav Levy (Sept 3, 2012–Feb 23, 2014)
- Tadeusz Pawłowski (Feb 24, 2014–)
- Wrocław football riot 2003
- List of Polish football champions
- Śląsk Wrocław (basketball)
- Śląsk Wrocław (handball)
- "Historia Wroclawskiego Klubu" (in Polish). WKS Śląsk Wrocław Historia Klubu. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- Kaczmarek, Michal; Dabrowski, Piotr (19 May 2011). "Poland - List of Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- Mogielnicki, Pawel (2 June 2010). "Poland - List of Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- Di Maggio, Roberto (21 May 2009). "Poland - List of League Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- Mogielnicki, Pawel (17 September 2010). "Poland - List of Super Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- Current squad (90minut.pl)
- Official website
- Śląsk Net (Polish)
- Wrocław Kibice Sport (Polish)
- ŚLĄSKopedia (Polish)
- About WKS Śląsk Wrocław
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